"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass, this one with money. First novel by a hip-hop artist, author of No Disrespect Topics: African American women, Inner cities, African American women, Inner cities
byPritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997, ed
Combined selections from, and condensation of, the editor's Ancient Near Eastern texts relating to the Old Testament, 2d ed., 1955, and The ancient Near East in pictures relating to the Old Testament, 1954 Topics: Bible, Bible, Bible, Middle Eastern literature, Religiao
Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...